Past Storms

2019 Tropical Storm Barry

GLPC STORM WATCH: TROPICAL WAVE INVEST 92-L

GLPC STORM WATCH: TROPICAL WAVE INVEST 92-L
UPDATE #1
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
8:00 a.m.

The Port Commission is keeping an eye on Invest 92-L, now a tropical wave, in the Gulf of Mexico.

GLPC is moving to Storm Watch phase, which means that the Port Commission is monitoring the weather in the Gulf of Mexico for any signs of development or strengthening that may affect our area over the next several days. Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary.

There are no evacuation orders at this time. Impacts are anticipated to be heavy rain and elevated tide levels. Our main area of concern will be Hwy 1 between Leon Theriot Flood Gates in Golden Meadow and Elevated Hwy 1 in Leeville.

Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA (Per National Weather Service update on 7/10/2019 @ 6:00 AM):

  • Confidence on storm strength and movement remains LOW at this time.
  • RAINFALL: Rainfall totals of 6 to 12 inches are possible through Monday, with a high chance of locally higher amounts. Coastal Flooding may become an issue as well later on this week.
  • TIDES: Higher than normal tides possible, depending on the eventual track, size, and strength of the system.
  • WINDS: Gusty winds possible, depending on the eventual track, size, and strength of the system. A few weak/brief tornadoes may be possible.
  • ROADWAYS: No closures anticipated at this time, but the potential is there.

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:
GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.

Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to monitor this potential disturbance and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.

GLPC STORM PHASE II: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION FOR INVEST 92-L

GLPC STORM PHASE II: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION
INVEST 92-L (Potential Tropical Cyclone Two)

UPDATE #2
July 10, 2019
12:00 p.m.

Port Fourchon is in Storm Phase II, which is Voluntary Evacuation. This means that tropical force winds are expected to be in Port Fourchon within 72 hours. Impacts are anticipated to be heavy rain and elevated tide levels.

Please begin securing or moving equipment out of port and determine the intentions and/or special needs of all vessels and personnel at your facilities in the port.

Roads are currently open to vehicular traffic, but this may potentially transition to road closure if tides rise and overtop the roadway between Golden Meadow and Leeville. Please keep this in mind as you plan any travel below the Golden Meadow lock.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police will be monitoring the condition of the roadway, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA (Per National Weather Service update on 7/10/2019 @ 11:30 AM):

  • RAINFALL: Rainfall totals of 6 to 12 inches are possible through Monday, locally up to 18 inches.
  • TIDES/STORM SURGE: Expected storm surge of 3-5 feet.
  • WINDS: Tropical storm force winds expected late Thursday into early Friday. Isolated tornadoes may be possible.
  • ROADWAYS: No closures in effect at this time.

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Update 7/10/2019 @ 11:30 AM):

  • TROPICAL STORM WATCH (from Mississippi River to Morgan City) in effect.
  • STORM SURGE WATCH (from Pearl River to Morgan City) until further notice.
  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH (for Lafourche Parish) in effect through 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:
GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.

Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:
If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to monitor this potential disturbance and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.

GLPC STORM PHASE II: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION, INVEST 92-L UPDATE

GLPC STORM PHASE II: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION
INVEST 92-L (Potential Tropical Cyclone Two)

UPDATE #3
July 10, 2019
4:15 p.m.

Port Fourchon remains in Storm Phase II, which is Voluntary Evacuation. This means that tropical force winds are expected to be in Port Fourchon within 72 hours. Impacts are anticipated to be heavy rain and elevated tide levels.

Please begin securing or moving equipment out of port and determine the intentions and/or special needs of all vessels and personnel at your facilities in the port.

Roads are currently open to vehicular traffic, but this may potentially transition to road closure if tides rise and overtop the roadway between Golden Meadow and Leeville. Please keep this in mind as you plan any travel below the Golden Meadow lock.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police will be monitoring the condition of the roadway, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available. The next scheduled update will be tomorrow morning around 8:00 a.m.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA (Per National Weather Service update on 7/10/2019 @ 4:00 PM):

  • RAINFALL: Rainfall totals of 6 to 12 inches are possible through Monday, locally up to 18 inches.
  • TIDES/STORM SURGE: Expected storm surge of 3-5 feet.
  • WINDS: Tropical storm force winds expected late Thursday into early Friday. Isolated tornadoes may be possible.
  • ROADWAYS: No closures in effect at this time.

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Update 7/10/2019 @ 4:00 PM):

  • HURRICANE WATCH (for Louisiana coast) in effect.
  • STORM SURGE WATCH (from Pearl River to Morgan City) until further notice.
  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH (for Lafourche Parish) in effect through 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:
GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.

Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:
If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to monitor this potential disturbance and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.

GLPC STORM PHASE III: RECOMMENDED EVACUATION, INVEST 92-L UPDATE 4

GLPC STORM PHASE III: RECOMMENDED EVACUATION
INVEST 92-L (Potential Tropical Cyclone Two)

UPDATE #4
July 11, 2019
8:00 a.m.

Port Fourchon is in Storm Phase III, which is Recommended Evacuation. This means that tropical force winds are expected to be in Port Fourchon within 50 hours or less.

Non-essential personnel should evacuate the port. Please secure hazards and clear non-essential equipment from facility grounds, prepare office areas to minimize water intrusion damage, secure buildings with storm shutters or plywood over windows and doors, secure fuel tanks and storage areas, and remove all small craft that can be hauled or trailered from port facilities and waterways, well away from the effects of possible storm surge and high winds. Remember, all vessels remaining in port must be manned. No new mooring dolphin rentals will be accepted once Phase III has been activated; any unleased dolphins will be considered first come, first served until the storm is over.

Impacts are still anticipated to be heavy rain and elevated tide levels.

NOTE: Lafourche Parish officials have issued a voluntary evacuation; however, the Port Commission recommends that Port Fourchon tenants evacuate due to anticipated overtopping of LA 1 below the floodgates. Roads are currently open to vehicular traffic, but this will transition to road closure if tides rise and overtop the roadway between Golden Meadow and Leeville.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police will be monitoring the condition of the roadway, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA (Per National Weather Service update on 7/11/2019 @ 7:00 AM):

  • RAINFALL: Rainfall totals of 10 to 15 inches are possible, locally up to 18 inches.
  • TIDES/STORM SURGE: Expected storm surge of 3-5 feet.
  • WINDS: Tropical storm force winds expected late Thursday into early Friday. Isolated tornadoes may be possible.
  • ROADWAYS: No closures in effect at this time.

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Update 7/11/2019 @ 7:00 AM):

  • HURRICANE WATCH (for Louisiana coast) in effect.
  • STORM SURGE WATCH (for Louisiana coast) until further notice.
  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH (for Lafourche Parish) in effect.

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.

Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to monitor this potential disturbance and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.

GLPC STORM PHASE III: RECOMMENDED EVACUATION, TS BARRY UPDATE 5

GLPC STORM PHASE III: RECOMMENDED EVACUATION
TROPICAL STORM BARRY

UPDATE #5
July 11, 2019
11:00 a.m.

Port Fourchon remains in Storm Phase III, which is Recommended Evacuation. This means that tropical force winds are expected to be in Port Fourchon within 50 hours or less.

Invest 92L has officially been upgraded to Tropical Storm Barry. Impacts are still anticipated to be heavy rain and elevated tide levels.

Grand Isle will be under mandatory evacuation beginning at noon today, and LA DOTD is suspending tolls on the elevated LA 1 Expressway in Leeville at noon to aid in evacuation travels.

The Port Commission recommends that Port Fourchon tenants evacuate due to anticipated overtopping of LA 1 below the floodgates. Roads are currently open to vehicular traffic, but this will transition to road closure if tides rise and overtop the roadway between Golden Meadow and Leeville.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police will be monitoring the condition of the roadway, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA (Per National Weather Service update on 7/11/2019 @ 10:00 AM):

  • RAINFALL: Rainfall totals of 10 to 15 inches are possible, locally up to 20 inches.
  • TIDES/STORM SURGE: Expected storm surge of 3-5 feet.
  • WINDS: Tropical storm force winds expected late Thursday into early Friday. Isolated tornadoes may be possible.
  • ROADWAYS: No closures in effect at this time.

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Update 7/11/2019 @ 10:00 AM):

  • HURRICANE WATCH (for Louisiana coast) in effect.
  • TROPICAL STORM WARNING (for Louisiana coast) in effect.
  • STORM SURGE WARNING (for Louisiana Coast) in effect.
  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH (for Lafourche Parish) in effect.

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.

Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to monitor this potential disturbance and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.

GLPC STORM PHASE III: RECOMMENDED EVACUATION, TS BARRY UPDATE 6

GLPC STORM PHASE III: RECOMMENDED EVACUATION
TROPICAL STORM BARRY

UPDATE #6
July 11, 2019
3:00 p.m.

Port Fourchon remains in Storm Phase III, which is Recommended Evacuation. This means that tropical force winds are expected to be in Port Fourchon within 50 hours or less. Impacts are still anticipated to be heavy rain and elevated tide levels due to storm surge.

Lafourche Parish officials have issued a recommended evacuation below the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow today, and they anticipate issuing a mandatory evacuation for 6:00 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, July 12, for the area below the lock. With that, GLPC anticipates moving to GLPC Storm Phase IV: Mandatory Evacuation for Port Fourchon at that time.

The town of Grand Isle is currently under mandatory evacuation as of 12:00 p.m. today, and LA DOTD is suspending tolls on the elevated LA 1 Expressway in Leeville to aid in evacuation travels.

The Port Commission recommends that Port Fourchon tenants evacuate due to anticipated overtopping of LA 1 below the floodgates. Roads are currently open to vehicular traffic, but this will transition to road closure if tides rise and overtop the roadway between Golden Meadow and Leeville.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police will be monitoring the condition of the roadway, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA (Per National Weather Service update on 7/11/2019 @ 2:00 PM):

  • RAINFALL: Rainfall totals of 10 to 20 inches are possible, locally heavier in some areas. Heaviest rain likely to occur Friday night through Sunday morning.
  • TIDES/STORM SURGE: Expected storm surge of 3-5 feet.
  • WINDS: Tropical storm force winds expected late Thursday into early Friday. Isolated tornadoes may be possible.
  • ROADWAYS: No closures in effect at this time.

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Update 7/11/2019 @ 2:00 PM):

  • TROPICAL STORM WARNING (for Louisiana coast) in effect.
  • STORM SURGE WARNING (for Louisiana Coast) in effect.
  • HURRICANE WATCH (for Louisiana coast) in effect.
  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH (for Lafourche Parish) in effect.

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.

Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to monitor this potential disturbance and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.

GLPC STORM PHASE IV: MANDATORY EVACUATION, TS BARRY UPDATE 7

GLPC STORM PHASE IV: MANDATORY EVACUATION
TROPICAL STORM BARRY

UPDATE #7
July 12, 2019
6:00 a.m.

Port Fourchon is moving to Storm Phase IV, which is Mandatory Evacuation, as ordered by the Parish President. This means that all remaining personnel should evacuate the port.

Please secure hazards and clear non-essential equipment from facility grounds, prepare office areas to minimize water intrusion damage, secure buildings with storm shutters or plywood over windows and doors, secure fuel tanks and storage areas, shut off utilities (water, electricity, etc.) if possible, and remove all small craft that can be hauled or trailered from port facilities and waterways, well away from the effects of possible storm surge and high winds. Remember, all vessels remaining in port must be manned. No new mooring dolphin rentals will be accepted; any unleased dolphins will be considered first come, first served until the storm is over.

After the storm has passed and roadways are cleared for passage, the Port Commission will notify port businesses when limited or full access is given to tenants to return and assess any damage to facilities.

All GLPC offices are scheduled to close at 12:00 noon today.

*NOTE: The town of Grand Isle is currently under mandatory evacuation, effective Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 12:00 p.m.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA (Per National Weather Service update on 7/12/2019 @ 4:00 AM):

  • RAINFALL: Rainfall totals of 10 to 20 inches are possible, locally heavier in some areas. Heaviest rain likely to occur Friday night through Sunday morning.
  • TIDES/STORM SURGE: Expected storm surge of 3-5 feet.
  • WINDS: Tropical storm force winds today. Isolated tornadoes may be possible.
  • ROADWAYS: No closures in effect at this time.

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Update 7/11/2019 @ 2:00 PM):

  • TROPICAL STORM WARNING (for Louisiana coast)in effect.
  • STORM SURGE WARNING (for Louisiana coast)in effect.
  • HURRICANE WARNING in effect.
  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect.

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.

Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to monitor this potential disturbance and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.

GLPC STORM PHASE V: STORM IN PORT, TS BARRY UPDATE 8

GLPC STORM PHASE V: STORM IN PORT
TROPICAL STORM BARRY

UPDATE #8
July 12, 2019
11:45 a.m.

Port Fourchon is in Storm Phase V, which is Storm in Port. This means that a tropical storm or hurricane will make landfall within 24 hours.

Rising water levels and tropical force winds are beginning to be felt at Port Fourchon.

You are encouraged to remain inside shelter and stay alert as we expect to receive more severe weather within the next several hours.

All GLPC offices are scheduled to close at 12:00 noon today, but GLPC Harbor Police and essential personnel will remain on duty during the storm to monitor conditions and take action as needed.
NOTE: Emergency services may not be readily available in areas under mandatory evacuation during extreme weather events. As during any emergency, dial 911.

Lafourche Parish has issued a mandatory evacuation for all residents and businesses south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow as of 6:00 a.m. on July 12, 2019.

The town of Grand Isle is currently under mandatory evacuation, effective Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 12:00 p.m.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA (Per National Weather Service update on 7/12/2019 @ 10:00 AM):

  • RAINFALL: Rainfall totals of 10 to 20 inches are possible, locally heavier in some areas. Occasional bands of showers and thunderstorms with brief, heavy rainfall today. Heaviest rain likely to occur Friday night through Sunday morning.
  • TIDES/STORM SURGE: Expected storm surge of 3-6 feet, maximizing Saturday as Barry moves onshore and pushes water inland.
  • WINDS: Tropical storm force winds today. Gusty winds at 30 to 65 mph, with 75 mph gusts possible near the center and in bands. Isolated tornadoes and waterspouts possible.
  • ROADWAYS: No closures in effect at this time, but a checkpoint manned by law enforcement has been put in place to monitor traffic and road conditions below the lock. Expect LA 1 to be closed to all vehicles south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow once water levels overtop the roadway and impact safety.

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Update 7/12/2019 @ 10:00 AM):

  • HURRICANE WARNING (from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle) in effect.
  • TROPICAL STORM WARNING (for Louisiana coast) in effect.
  • STORM SURGE WARNING (from Intracoastal City to Shell Beach) in effect.
  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect.

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.

Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to monitor this potential disturbance and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.

GLPC STORM PHASE V: STORM IN PORT, TS BARRY UPDATE 9

GLPC STORM PHASE V: STORM IN PORT
TROPICAL STORM BARRY

UPDATE #9
July 12, 2019
2:00 p.m.

Port Fourchon remains in Storm Phase V, which is Storm in Port. This means that a tropical storm or hurricane will make landfall within 24 hours.

Conditions have worsened on La Hwy 1 between Leon Theriot Flood Gates and Leeville as storm waters are overtopping areas of low-lying roadway. Officials have determined that the section of LA 1 south of the Golden Meadow Lock will need to be closed to vehicular traffic effective immediately.

The roadway will be reopened once waters have receded and debris has been cleared.

GLPC Harbor Police, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police are on scene and will continue to monitor water levels and roadway conditions and will send out updates as they become available.

You are encouraged to remain inside shelter and stay alert as we expect to receive more severe weather within the next several hours.

All GLPC offices closed at 12:00 noon today, but GLPC Harbor Police and essential personnel will remain on duty during the storm to monitor conditions and take action as needed. NOTE: Emergency services may not be readily available in areas under mandatory evacuation during extreme weather events. As during any emergency, dial 911.

Lafourche Parish has issued a mandatory evacuation for all residents and businesses south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow as of 6:00 a.m. on July 12, 2019.

The town of Grand Isle is currently under mandatory evacuation, effective Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 12:00 p.m.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA (Per National Weather Service update on 7/12/2019 @ 10:00 AM):

RAINFALL: Rainfall totals of 10 to 20 inches are possible, locally heavier in some areas. Occasional bands of showers and thunderstorms with brief, heavy rainfall today. Heaviest rain likely to occur Friday night through Sunday morning.
TIDES/STORM SURGE: Expected storm surge of 3-6 feet, maximizing Saturday as Barry moves onshore and pushes water inland.
WINDS: Tropical storm force winds today. Gusty winds at 30 to 65 mph, with 75 mph gusts possible near the center and in bands. Isolated tornadoes and waterspouts possible.
ROADWAYS: LA 1 closed to all vehicles south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. A checkpoint manned by law enforcement has been put in place to monitor traffic and road conditions below the lock.

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Update 7/12/2019 @ 10:00 AM):

HURRICANE WARNING (from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle) in effect.
TROPICAL STORM WARNING (for Louisiana coast) in effect.
STORM SURGE WARNING (from Intracoastal City to Shell Beach) in effect.
FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect.

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.

Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to monitor this potential disturbance and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.

GLPC STORM PHASE V: STORM IN PORT, TS BARRY UPDATE 10

GLPC STORM PHASE V: STORM IN PORT
TROPICAL STORM BARRY

UPDATE #10
July 13, 2019
9:00 a.m.

Port Fourchon remains in Storm Phase V, which is Storm in Port. This means that a tropical storm or hurricane will make landfall within 24 hours. There are no changes to watches and warnings, as strong wind gusts and bands of rain will continue today.

While Port Fourchon itself has fared well, only experiencing power outages so far, the portion of unelevated roadway between the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow and Leeville has been inundated with storm waters overtopping the low-lying roadway. LA 1 south of the Golden Meadow Lock remains closed to vehicular traffic until further notice. Visit our social media pages and Weather & Storm Info webpage for photos posted of the ongoing flooding immediately south of the lock.

The roadway will be reopened once waters have receded and debris has been cleared.

GLPC Harbor Police, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police are on scene and will continue to monitor water levels and roadway conditions and will send out updates as they become available.

The Lafourche Parish curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. has ended, but parish officials urge residents to stay off roadways as strong winds and rain continue to impact our area.

Lafourche Parish has issued a mandatory evacuation for all residents and businesses south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow as of 6:00 a.m. on July 12, 2019.

The town of Grand Isle is currently under mandatory evacuation, effective Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 12:00 p.m.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA (Per National Weather Service update on 7/13/2019 @ 14:00 AM):

RAINFALL: Rainfall totals of 10 to 20 inches are possible, locally heavier in some areas. Occasional bands of tropical showers with periods of brief, heavy rainfall.
TIDES/STORM SURGE: Expected storm surge of 3-6 feet, maximizing Saturday as Barry moves onshore and pushes water inland.
WINDS: Tropical storm force winds today. Gusty winds at 30 to 65 mph, with 75 mph gusts possible near the center and in bands. Isolated tornadoes and waterspouts possible.
ROADWAYS: LA 1 closed to all vehicles south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. A checkpoint manned by law enforcement has been put in place to monitor traffic and road conditions below the lock.

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Update 7/13/2019 @ 4:00 AM):

HURRICANE WARNING (from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle) in effect.
TROPICAL STORM WARNING (for Louisiana coast) in effect.
STORM SURGE WARNING (from Intracoastal City to Shell Beach) in effect.
FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect.

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.

Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to monitor this potential disturbance and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.

GLPC STORM PHASE V: STORM IN PORT, HURRICANE BARRY UPDATE 11

GLPC STORM PHASE V: STORM IN PORT
HURRICANE BARRY

UPDATE #11
July 13, 2019
12:00 p.m.

Port Fourchon remains in Storm Phase V, which is Storm in Port. This means that a tropical storm or hurricane will make landfall within 24 hours. Barry has been upgraded to a hurricane as it moves ashore.

A curfew for Lafourche Parish has been issued for tonight, July 13, from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, July 14. In the meantime, parish officials urge residents to stay off roadways as strong winds and rain continue to impact our area.

While Port Fourchon itself has fared well, only experiencing power outages so far, the portion of unelevated roadway between the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow and Leeville has been inundated with storm waters overtopping the low-lying roadway. LA 1 south of the Golden Meadow Lock remains closed to vehicular traffic until further notice. Visit our social media pages and Weather & Storm Info webpage for photos posted of the ongoing flooding immediately south of the lock.

The roadway will be reopened once waters have receded and debris has been cleared.

GLPC Harbor Police, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police are on scene and will continue to monitor water levels and roadway conditions and will send out updates as they become available.

Lafourche Parish has issued a mandatory evacuation for all residents and businesses south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow as of 6:00 a.m. on July 12, 2019.

Both the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow and the Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose are closed, with no scheduled openings until further notice.

The town of Grand Isle is currently under mandatory evacuation, effective Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 12:00 p.m.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA (Per National Weather Service update on 7/13/2019 @ 10:00 AM):

RAINFALL: Rainfall totals of 10 to 20 inches are possible, locally heavier in some areas. Occasional bands of tropical showers with periods of brief, heavy rainfall.
TIDES/STORM SURGE: Expected storm surge of 3-6 feet, maximizing Saturday as Barry moves onshore and pushes water inland.
WINDS: Tropical storm force winds today. Gusty winds at 30 to 65 mph, with 75 mph gusts possible near the center and in bands. Isolated tornadoes and waterspouts possible.
ROADWAYS: LA 1 closed to all vehicles south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. A checkpoint manned by law enforcement has been put in place to monitor traffic and road conditions below the lock.

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Update 7/13/2019 @ 10:00 AM):

HURRICANE WARNING (from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle) in effect.
TROPICAL STORM WARNING (for Louisiana coast) in effect.
STORM SURGE WARNING (from Intracoastal City to Shell Beach) in effect.
FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect.

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.

Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to monitor this potential disturbance and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.

GLPC STORM PHASE V: STORM IN PORT, TS BARRY UPDATE 12

GLPC STORM PHASE V: STORM IN PORT
TROPICAL STORM BARRY

UPDATE #12
July 13, 2019
5:45 p.m.

Port Fourchon remains in Storm Phase V, which is Storm in Port. This means that a tropical storm or hurricane will make landfall within 24 hours. Barry has been downgraded to a tropical storm since it moved ashore earlier today.

Water levels remain high on the unelevated roadway between the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow and Leeville, but they have leveled off and appear to have reached their maximum height at this time. LA 1 south of the Golden Meadow Lock remains closed to vehicular traffic until further notice. Visit our social media pages and Weather & Storm Info webpage for photos posted of the storm waters overtopping the roadway immediately south of the lock.

A portion of LA 24 (the Grand Bois Road) between Bourg and Larose is closed due to water on the road, which means that travel into and out of Lafourche from Terrebonne Parish is via Highway 90 only.

Roadways will be reopened once waters have receded and debris has been cleared.

GLPC Harbor Police, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police are on scene and will continue to monitor water levels and roadway conditions and will send out updates as they become available.

A curfew for Lafourche Parish remains in place for tonight, July 13, from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, July 14. In the meantime, parish officials urge residents to stay off roadways as winds and rain continue to impact our area.

Lafourche Parish has issued a mandatory evacuation for all residents and businesses south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow as of 6:00 a.m. on July 12, 2019.

Both the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow and the Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose are closed, with no scheduled openings until further notice.

The town of Grand Isle is currently under mandatory evacuation, effective Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 12:00 p.m.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA (Per National Weather Service update on 7/13/2019 @ 5:00 PM):

RAINFALL: Additional rainfall of 6 to 10 inches possible, with a narrow band of 15 inches of rain in localized areas.
TIDES/STORM SURGE: Elevated tides of 3-6 feet.
WINDS: Gusty winds at 30 to 45 mph, with 60 mph gusts possible near the center.
ROADWAYS: LA 1 closed to all vehicles south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. A checkpoint manned by law enforcement has been put in place to monitor traffic and road conditions below the lock.

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Update 7/13/2019 @ 5:00 PM):

TROPICAL STORM WARNING (for Louisiana coast) in effect.
STORM SURGE WARNING (from Intracoastal City to Shell Beach) in effect.
FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect.

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.

Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to monitor this potential disturbance and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE, TS BARRY UPDATE 13

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
TROPICAL STORM BARRY
UPDATE #13
July 14, 2019
7:30 a.m.

Port Fourchon is in the Recovery Phase. This means that the storm has passed, and port personnel are entering the area, assessing the damages to highways and facilities, and clearing debris and power lines.

The Port Commission will notify you when limited or full access is given to tenants and/or employees to return and assess any damage to facilities.

Please stay out of the disaster area until you are given the all clear.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA (Per National Weather Service update on 7/14/2019 @ 4:00 AM):

  • RAINFALL: Additional rainfall of 4 to 8 inches remains possible.
  • TIDES/STORM SURGE: Elevated tides of 1 to 3 feet, slowly dropping today.
  • WINDS: Infrequent gusty winds.
  • ROADWAYS: LA 1 closed to all vehicles south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow.

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Update 7/14/2019 @ 4:00 AM):

  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH remains in effect.

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.

Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to monitor this potential disturbance and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE, TS BARRY UPDATE 14

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
TROPICAL STORM BARRY
UPDATE #14
July 14, 2019
8:30 a.m.

Louisiana State Police have opened LA 1 below the floodgates to vehicular traffic. Roadways are clear to and within Port Fourchon. LA 1 to Grand Isle is now accessible for property and business owners and emergency services, with limited access in that direction. Please use caution when traveling recently cleared roadways.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA (Per National Weather Service update on 7/14/2019 @ 4:00 AM):

  • RAINFALL: Additional rainfall of 4 to 8 inches remains possible.
  • TIDES/STORM SURGE: Elevated tides of 1 to 3 feet, slowly dropping today.
  • WINDS: Infrequent gusty winds.
  • ROADWAYS: LA 1 closed to all vehicles south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow.

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Update 7/14/2019 @ 4:00 AM):

  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH remains in effect.

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.

Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to monitor this potential disturbance and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.

GLPC STORM WATCH ENDS, TS BARRY FINAL UPDATE

GLPC STORM WATCH: FINAL UPDATE
TROPICAL STORM BARRY
UPDATE #15
July 15, 2019
8:00 a.m.

Port Fourchon is ending all GLPC Storm Phases for Tropical Storm Barry and returning to normal operations. This will be our final update.

The roads are open to all traffic, but please drive with caution through low-lying areas that may still have some tide-related debris.

Power has been restored to Port Fourchon, with only sporadic outages remaining in the parish largely in the Leeville area.

NOAA Coast Survey will be in the channels of Port Fourchon today doing channel surveys. Please be mindful of survey vessels as they move through our waterways.

As always, we will continue to keep you updated with any weather-related issues.

Thank you for staying informed with us through this weather event.

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

With the end of this storm, the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina has been deactivated and is being closed. All vessels in the marina must be cleared per ordinance guidelines.

Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

WEATHER NOTICE – POTENTIAL DISTURBANCE IN GULF OF MEXICO

WEATHER NOTICE – POTENTIAL DISTURBANCE IN GULF OF MEXICO
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
8:00 a.m.

GLPC is monitoring weather reports, as the potential for a tropical disturbance to develop in the Gulf of Mexico is a possibility over the course of this week. Port Fourchon businesses and coastal residents should be alert, but not alarmed, and monitor communications for updates and warnings.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA:

  • Due to the large uncertainty of the strength and movement of the system, it is too soon to say what specific impacts it may have on the local area.
  • RAINFALL: Likely, with higher chances of rain expected Friday night through Monday morning.
  • TIDES: Higher than normal tides possible, depending on the eventual track, size, and strength of the system.
  • WINDS: Gusty winds possible, depending on the eventual track, size, and strength of the system.
  • ROADWAYS: No closures anticipated at this time.

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to monitor this potential disturbance and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.

TROPICAL STORM BARRY PHOTOS

WEATHER NOTICE 2 – POTENTIAL DISTURBANCE IN GULF OF MEXICO

WEATHER NOTICE 2 – POTENTIAL DISTURBANCE IN GULF OF MEXICO
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
4:15 p.m.

GLPC continues to monitor weather reports, as the potential for a tropical disturbance to develop in the Gulf of Mexico this week has slightly increased. There is now a 70% chance of development in the next 48 hours and an 80% chance of development within the next five days. Port Fourchon businesses and coastal residents should be alert, but not alarmed, and monitor communications for updates and warnings.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA
(Per National Weather Service update on 7/09/2019 @ 3:00 PM)

  • Due to the large uncertainty of the strength and movement of the system, it is too soon to say what specific impacts it may have on the local area. Confidence on storm strength and movement remains LOW at this time.
  • RAINFALL: Rainfall totals of 3 to 8 inches are possible through Monday, with a high chance of locally higher amounts. Coastal Flooding may become an issue as well later on this week.
  • TIDES: Higher than normal tides possible, depending on the eventual track, size, and strength of the system.
  • WINDS: Gusty winds possible, depending on the eventual track, size, and strength of the system.
  • ROADWAYS: No closures anticipated at this time, but the potential is there.

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to monitor this potential disturbance and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.

2018 Hurricane Michael

Tropical Storm Michael Update #1

GLPC STORM WATCH
TROPICAL STORM MICHAEL
UPDATE #1
October 8, 2018
8:30 a.m.

Port Fourchon is in Storm Phase I: Storm Watch for Tropical Storm Michael. This means that GLPC is monitoring a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. There are no watches in effect for our area at this time.

The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the Mississippi/Alabama border. Greatest impacts are expected to be east of the local area, with some higher than average tides along the coast.

There are no watches in effect for our coastal waters either, but if there are any westward adjustments to the storm track, they may be issued at some point. Port Fourchon businesses and coastal residents should be alert, but not alarmed, and monitor communications for updates and warnings.

Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information. There are no evacuation orders at this time.

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating information.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

Hurricane Michael Update #2

GLPC STORM WATCH
HURRICANE MICHAEL
UPDATE #2
October 9, 2018
8:30 a.m.

Port Fourchon remains in Storm Phase I: Storm Watch for Hurricane Michael. This means that GLPC is monitoring a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. There are no watches or warnings for our area at this time. Michael’s greatest impacts are expected to be well to our east, with Tropical Storm Watches issued from the Mississippi Gulf Coast east of the Pearl River to the Florida panhandle.

A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect for the local area through tonight, with some higher than average tides along the coast. This may push some water onto LA 1 south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow during high tide late this evening, but we expect roadways to remain passable. We will be monitoring water levels along the route to Port Fourchon. Please drive carefully and be mindful of your surroundings, especially overnight. There are no expected road closures at this time.

Port Fourchon businesses and coastal residents should be alert, but not alarmed, and monitor communications for updates and warnings.

Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information. There are no evacuation orders at this time.

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating information.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

Hurricane Michael Update #3

GLPC STORM WATCH
HURRICANE MICHAEL
UPDATE #3
October 9, 2018
3:30 p.m.

Port Fourchon remains in Storm Watch phase while Hurricane Michael affects weather conditions along the Gulf Coast. There are no watches or warnings for our area at this time. Michael’s greatest impacts are expected to be well to our east, with Tropical Storm Watches issued from the Mississippi Gulf Coast east of the Pearl River to the Florida panhandle.

The Port Commission is closely monitoring conditions along the route to Port Fourchon, especially the stretch of LA 1 between Golden Meadow and Leeville. Water levels have dropped since early morning high tide, but conditions may deteriorate as Hurricane Michael and high tide approach tonight.

There are no expected road closures at this time, but a Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect for the local area through tonight and there is potential for water to rise along low-lying areas of LA 1. Louisiana State Police, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, and GLPC Harbor Police will be onsite throughout the night to monitor the situation and maintain safety. Please drive carefully and be mindful of your surroundings, especially overnight.

Port Fourchon businesses and coastal residents should be alert, but not alarmed, and monitor communications for updates and warnings.

Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information. There are no evacuation orders at this time.

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating information.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

Hurricane Michael Update #4

GLPC STORM WATCH
HURRICANE MICHAEL
UPDATE #4
October 10, 2018
12:30 a.m.

Conditions have worsened on La Hwy 1 between Leon Theriot Flood Gates and Leeville as high tide approaches at approximately 1:45a.m. Essential travel in larger vehicles should take place at this time.

GLPC Harbor Police, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police are on scene in the most impacted areas of the Hwy restricting smaller vehicle traffic to protect the public’s safety.

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating information.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

Hurricane Michael Update #5

GLPC STORM PHASE I: STORM WATCH
HURRICANE MICHAEL
UPDATE #5
October 10, 2018
4:00 a.m.

Conditions are improving on La Hwy 1 between Leon Theriot Flood Gates and Leeville as tides are starting to go down. Hwy 1 is open to all traffic, but please use caution due to water still being on the roadways.

GLPC Harbor Police, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police are still on scene in the most impacted areas of the highway to protect the public’s safety.

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating information.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

Hurricane Michael Update #6 – FINAL UPDATE

GLPC STORM WATCH: FINAL UPDATE
HURRICANE MICHAEL

UPDATE #6
October 10, 2018
9:15 a.m.

Port Fourchon is ending Storm Watch for Hurricane Michael as threats from elevated water levels recede with the tide.

Conditions on the stretch of LA 1 from Golden Meadow to Leeville continue to improve as the tide goes down, and a cool front is anticipated to bring winds from the north and further diminish tidal impacts. The roads are open to all traffic, but please drive with caution through low-lying areas that may still have some water encroaching on the roadway or tide-related debris. We will monitor throughout the day and inform you if any issues arise tonight, although none are anticipated.

As always, we will continue to keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

Thank you for staying informed with us through this weather event.

2018 Tropical Storm Gordon

Tropical Storm Gordon: Update #5

GLPC STORM PHASE II: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION
TROPICAL STORM GORDON
UPDATE #5
September 4, 2018
8:45 a.m.

Port Fourchon remains in Storm Phase II: Voluntary Evacuation due to anticipation of water encroaching on the low-lying area of LA 1 between Golden Meadow and Leeville over the next few days. While Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to strengthen into a category 1 hurricane before landfall, impacts to our area are expected to be minimal and indirect.

Roads are currently open to vehicular traffic, but this may potentially transition to road closure if tides rise sometime late Tuesday evening into early Wednesday morning. Please keep this in mind as you plan any travel below the Golden Meadow lock.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Louisiana State Police will be monitoring the condition of the roadway, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available.

Tropical Storm Gordon is still expected to bring rain bands, high tides, and some minimal wind gusts with the potential for heavy rainfall and flash flooding.

Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

NOTE: GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity. Visit this link to view the GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use: http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information, and resources.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

Tropical Storm Gordon: Update #6

GLPC STORM PHASE II: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION
TROPICAL STORM GORDON
UPDATE #6
September 4, 2018
3:00 p.m.

In an abundance of caution, Port Fourchon remains in Storm Phase II: Voluntary Evacuation due to the possibility of water encroaching on the low-lying area of LA 1 between Golden Meadow and Leeville during storm conditions. The threat of Tropical Storm Gordon has diminished over the course of the day, and the Tropical Storm Warning for Lafourche Parish has been canceled. Impacts to our area are expected to be minimal and indirect.

Roads are currently open to vehicular traffic. This may potentially transition to road closure if tides rise significantly this evening into early Wednesday. Please keep this in mind as you plan any travel below the Golden Meadow lock.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Louisiana State Police will be monitoring the condition of the roadway, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available.

Tropical Storm Gordon is still expected to bring rain and elevated tides.

Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

NOTE: GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity. Visit this link to view the GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use: http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information, and resources.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

Tropical Storm Gordon: Update #7

GLPC STORM WATCH: FINAL UPDATE
TROPICAL STORM GORDON
UPDATE #7
September 5, 2018
7:00 a.m.

Port Fourchon is ending all GLPC Storm Phases for Tropical Storm Gordon and returning to normal operations. This will be our final update.

All roads are open to vehicular traffic, including LA 1 from Golden Meadow to Leeville, and there is no water encroaching on roadways leading to Port Fourchon. All watches and warnings have ended.

As always, we will continue to keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

Thank you for staying informed with us through this weather event.

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:
With the end of this storm, the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina has been deactivated and is being closed. All vessels in the marina must be cleared per ordinance guidelines.

Visit this link to view the GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use: http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:
If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information, and resources.

Tropical Storm Gordon Update #1

GLPC STORM WATCH
TROPICAL STORM GORDON
UPDATE #1
September 3, 2018
8:00 a.m.

The Port Commission is keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Gordon entering the Gulf of Mexico.

GLPC is moving to Storm Watch phase, which means that the Port Commission is monitoring the weather in the Gulf of Mexico for any signs of development or strengthening that may affect the Gulf Coast over the next several days. Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary.

There are no evacuation orders at this time, impacts are anticipated to be heavy rain and elevated tide levels. Our main area of concern will be Hwy 1 between Leon Theriot Flood Gates in Golden Meadow and Elevated Hwy 1 in Leeville. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information, and resources.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

Tropical Storm Gordon Update #2

GLPC STORM PHASE I: STORM WATCH
TROPICAL STORM GORDON
UPDATE #2
September 3, 2018
8:30 a.m.

The Port Commission is monitoring Tropical Storm Gordon entering the Gulf of Mexico.

GLPC is moving to Storm Phase 1, which means that the Port Commission is monitoring the weather in the Gulf of Mexico for further development or strengthening that may affect the Gulf Coast over the next several days. Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary.

There are no evacuation orders at this time, impacts are anticipated to be heavy rain and elevated tide levels. Our main area of concern will be Hwy 1 between Leon Theriot Flood Gates in Golden Meadow and Elevated Hwy 1 in Leeville. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information, and resources.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

Tropical Storm Gordon: Update #3

GLPC STORM PHASE II: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION
TROPICAL STORM GORDON
UPDATE #3
September 3, 2018
10:30 a.m.

The Port Commission is moving to Storm Phase II: Voluntary Evacuation status for Tropical Storm Gordon due to anticipation of water encroaching on the low-lying area of LA 1 between Golden Meadow and Leeville sometime late Tuesday. Roads are currently open to vehicular traffic, but this may potentially transition to road closure as tides begin rise. Please keep this in mind as you plan any travel below the Golden Meadow lock.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police will be monitoring the condition of the roadway overnight, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available.

Tropical Storm Gordon is still expected to bring rain bands and squalls in waves, with the potential for heavy rainfall, flash flooding, and isolated tornadoes.

Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information, and resources.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

Tropical Storm Gordon: Update #4

GLPC STORM PHASE II: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION
TROPICAL STORM GORDON
UPDATE #4
September 3, 2018
5:00 p.m.

Port Fourchon is in Storm Phase II: Voluntary Evacuation, due to anticipation of water encroaching on the low-lying area of LA 1 between Golden Meadow and Leeville over the next few days.

Roads are currently open to vehicular traffic, but this may potentially transition to road closure if tides rise sometime late Tuesday evening into early Wednesday morning. Please keep this in mind as you plan any travel below the Golden Meadow lock.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police will be monitoring the condition of the roadway, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available.

Tropical Storm Gordon is still expected to bring rain bands and squalls in waves, with the potential for heavy rainfall and flash flooding.

Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

NOTE: GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity. Visit this link to view the GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information, and resources.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

2017 Tropical Storm Harvey

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #5 – Wednesday, August 30

GLPC STORM WATCH: Tropical Storm Harvey
UPDATE #5
August 30, 2017
3:15 p.m.

LA 1 will remain open to SINGLE LANE traffic in a convoy behind law enforcement vehicles from south of the Golden Meadow floodgates to the LA 1 Expressway toll bridge entrance in Leeville. Drivers can expect delays while these traffic restrictions are in place.

Stay safe and focused on the roadway.

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #6 – Wednesday, August 30

GLPC STORM WATCH: Tropical Storm Harvey
UPDATE #6
August 30, 2017
7:30 p.m.

LA 1 will remain OPEN overnight. Conditions have improved, and TWO LANE travel is back open to and from Port Fourchon with no convoy required. Our Harbor Police continue to monitor conditions and we will provide updates if conditions change.

There is still water on the roadway in some sections, so SLOW DOWN and drive safely.

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #7 – Thursday, August 31

GLPC STORM WATCH: Tropical Depression Harvey
UPDATE #7
August 31, 2017
11:10 a.m.

LA 1 is clear of water from Port Fourchon to Golden Meadow this morning, and while some water on the roadway is possible in low spots approaching high tide, the worst of the conditions have passed.

There is NO anticipated closure of the roadway, and this will be the final update.

Please continue to drive safely.

2017 Tropical Storm Cindy

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #1

GLPC STORM WATCH: POTENTIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE IN THE GULF
UPDATE #1
June 19, 2017
4:00 p.m.

The Port Commission is keeping an eye on the potential for tropical weather development in the Gulf.

GLPC is moving to Storm Watch phase, which means that the Port Commission is monitoring the weather in the Gulf of Mexico for any signs of development or strengthening that may affect the Gulf Coast over the next several days. Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary.

There are no evacuation orders at this time, and little to no impacts are anticipated for the Louisiana coast aside from heavy rain and slightly elevated tide levels. Even so, please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, a link to GLPC’s Crisis Communication System login page, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #2

GLPC STORM WATCH: POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE THREE
UPDATE #2
June 20, 2017
8:30 a.m.

A Tropical Storm Warning and a Flash Flood Watch are in effect for much of the Southeastern Louisiana coast. The Port Commission remains in Storm Watch phase and is keeping an eye on the tropical weather development in the Gulf.

Anticipated impacts in the Port Fourchon area are heavy rainfall and slightly elevated tide levels. The current tide level is 1.5 feet at Nerby Collins Marina, which is a little above normal, and water is not a threat at this time. The National Weather Service is forecasting 4-8 inches of rain, and tides could rise 1-3 feet above normal.

Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, a link to GLPC’s Crisis Communication System login page, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #3

GLPC STORM WATCH: TROPICAL STORM CINDY
UPDATE #3
June 20, 2017
3:00 p.m.

A Tropical Storm Warning and a Flash Flood Watch are in effect for much of the Southeastern Louisiana coast as the tropical system has developed enough to be given the name of Tropical Storm Cindy. The Port Commission remains in Storm Watch phase and is keeping an eye on TS Cindy’s development.

Anticipated impacts in the Port Fourchon area are heavy rainfall and slightly elevated tide levels. The current tide level is 1.5 feet at Nerby Collins Marina, which is a little above normal, and water is not a threat at this time. The National Weather Service is forecasting 4-8 inches of rain, and tides could rise 1-3 feet above normal. Winds are not projected to get above 45 miles per hour.

The Lady of the Sea Medical Clinic – Fourchon will be closed for business Wednesday and possibly Thursday due to this week’s weather forecast.

Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, a link to GLPC’s Crisis Communication System login page, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #4 (Phase II: Voluntary Evacuation)

GLPC STORM PHASE II: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION
Tropical Storm Cindy
UPDATE #4
June 20, 2017
6:00 p.m.

Port Fourchon is in Storm Phase II, which is Voluntary Evacuation. While this system is not predicted to make landfall in the Port Fourchon area, a Tropical Storm Warning and a Flash Flood Watch are in effect for much of the Southeastern Louisiana coast and rising water levels in low-lying areas may overtop roadways.

The section of LA 1 south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow is currently open, but we are monitoring rising water levels that may impact the road condition for a short period of time tonight or early tomorrow. Please keep the potential for road closures in mind as you plan any travel below the lock.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police will be monitoring the condition of the roadway overnight, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available.

Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, a link to GLPC’s Crisis Communication System login page, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #5 (Voluntary Evacuation Rescinded)

GLPC STORM WATCH: TROPICAL STORM CINDY
UPDATE #5
June 21, 2017
8:30 a.m.

The Port Commission is rescinding Phase II: Voluntary Evacuation status for Tropical Storm Cindy and returning to Phase I: Storm Watch. All roads are open to vehicular traffic, and crews are clearing any debris gathered along roadways as waters recede. Please use caution and watch for crews, equipment, and debris along your route.

Tropical Storm Cindy will still bring rain bands and squalls in waves throughout the day. Expect heavy rainfall and the potential for flooding and isolated tornadoes.

Tides are holding steady at 1-3 feet above normal. High winds have peaked, but occasional gusts from 25 to 45 miles per hour will be a part of the storm’s effects.

The Lady of the Sea Medical Clinic – Fourchon is closed for business today and possibly tomorrow due to this week’s weather forecast.

Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, a link to GLPC’s Crisis Communication System login page, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #6 (Voluntary Evacuation Reinstated)

GLPC STORM PHASE II: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION
Tropical Storm Cindy
UPDATE #6
June 21, 2017
3:00 p.m.

In an abundance of caution, the Port Commission is reinstating Phase II: Voluntary Evacuation status for Tropical Storm Cindy due to water encroaching on the low-lying area of LA 1 between Golden Meadow and Leeville. Roads are currently open to vehicular traffic, but this may potentially transition to road closure as tides rise this evening. Please keep this in mind as you plan any travel below the Golden Meadow lock.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police will be monitoring the condition of the roadway overnight, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available.

Tropical Storm Cindy is still expected to bring rain bands and squalls in waves through Thursday, with the potential for heavy rainfall, flash flooding, and isolated tornadoes.

Tides are holding steady at 1-3 feet above normal. High winds have peaked, but occasional gusts from 25 to 45 miles per hour will be a part of the storm’s effects.

Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, a link to GLPC’s Crisis Communication System login page, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #7 (Voluntary Evacuation Rescinded)

GLPC STORM WATCH: TROPICAL STORM CINDY
UPDATE #7
June 22, 2017
9:00 a.m.

The Port Commission is rescinding Phase II: Voluntary Evacuation status for Tropical Storm Cindy and returning to Phase I: Storm Watch. We are remaining in Storm Watch phase to monitor water levels along roadways, as high tide today is around noon and water levels may continue to rise.

All roads are open to vehicular traffic, including LA 1 from Golden Meadow to Grand Isle, and crews are clearing any debris gathered along roadways from storm waters. Please use caution and watch for crews, equipment, and debris along your route.

Cindy has made landfall in southwest Louisiana, and the Tropical Storm Warning is no longer in effect. We are still under a Flash Flood Watch through this evening, especially in coastal areas. The storm’s associated Tornado Watch ends at 1:00 p.m. today.

The Lady of the Sea Medical Clinic – Fourchon is closed for business today.

Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, a link to GLPC’s Crisis Communication System login page, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #8 (Final TS Cindy Update)

GLPC STORM WATCH: FINAL TROPICAL STORM CINDY UPDATE
UPDATE #8
June 22, 2017
2:00 p.m.

The Port Commission is ending all GLPC Storm Phases for Tropical Storm Cindy and returning to normal operations.

All roads are open to vehicular traffic, including LA 1 from Golden Meadow to Grand Isle, and any water still encroaching on roadways is dropping quickly. Crews are clearing any debris gathered along roadways as waters recede, so please use caution, drive safely, and watch for crews, equipment, and debris along your route.

The Tropical Storm Warning and Tornado Watch associated with Tropical Storm Cindy have ended. Some winds and rain may linger through this evening, especially in coastal areas, but with minimal impact.

Feel free to visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, a link to GLPC’s Crisis Communication System login page, and contact updating forms.

As always, we will continue to keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

Thank you for staying informed with us through this weather event.

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